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Session 168

Joe Biden is the projected winner of the US presidential election, and his running mate, Kamala Harris, will become the country's first female vice-president. Georgina and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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News Review

Kamala Harris: First female US vice-president

Kamala Harris has made history by being elected as the first female vice-president in the history of the US. This follows Joe Biden's projected victory in the US presidential election. Georgina and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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The story

Mr Biden was introduced onto the stage by his running mate Kamala Harris, who’ll become the first female vice-president. She said she wouldn’t be the last woman to hold that office because every little girl watching her would see that the US was a country of possibilities.

She told the crowd that voters had ushered in a new day for America.

Key words and phrases

makes history
is or does something so important that it will be recorded publicly and remembered

  • Marie Curie made history as the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.
  • The Olympic athlete made history breaking three world records in one day.

makes a situation, an agreement or relationship stronger

  • The president’s visit cemented the relationship between the countries.
  • The crisis talks will help to cement the peace agreement.

break new ground
do something completely different that has not been done before

  • Her appointment as the first female CEO breaks new ground for the company.
  • ‘Greener’ car designs will break new ground in future manufacturing.

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